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AIM announces brand new sync conference, AIM Sync

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced a new international sync licensing conference named AIM Sync. Taking place on January 28th at the Barbican Centre, the full day conference will feature future-facing topics, interactive sessions and expert insight on the latest developments in sync.

Connecting business leaders from the key areas of sync licensing, the conference will feature talks and on-stage discussions from an international selection of industry figures working across music supervision in film, gaming, TV, advertising, branding and more. 

A number of panel discussions will take place throughout the day, covering a range of topics including:


  • The evolution of creative advertising
  • Soundtracking TV dramas
  • The journey from artist to composer
  • Placing music at the heart of esports
  • Writing for games
  • International film
  • In-house music licensing


Panelists confirmed include:

Catherine Grieves, Music Supervisor, 'Killing Eve'

Michael Hill, Music Supervisor, 'Ladybird'

Abi Leland, Music Supervisor, John Lewis campaigns

Jessica Curry, Composer, BAFTA winner for 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture'

Stuart Braithwaite, Mogwai

Ed Horrox, Head of A&R, 4AD

Ian Cooke, Music Supervisor, 'Wanderlust'

Matt Biffa, Music Supervisor, 'Paddington'

Nicky Bignell, Head of Music Licensing, BBC

Amelia Hartley, Head of Music, Endemol

Peter Bradbury, Head of Music, Sky

Tristan Wilson, Head of Sync & Partnerships, Downtown Music Publishing

Ayla Owen, Head of Music / Cofounder, BBH

Dan Keefe, Head, Black Sheep Studios

Luke Hebblethwaite, Insight & Innovation Manager, Ukie

Chris Carey, Founder, Media Insight Consulting

The Guild of Music Supervisors and Ukie, the trade body for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry, are partners on the event, helping to expand the conference's network of expert speakers and placing it at the heart of the music, gaming and music supervision worlds.

The day will commence with a market insight presentation on The Sync Landscape, a specially commissioned research project by Chris Carey, CEO and founder of boutique research company Media Insight Consulting. A special keynote interview will also be announced in the coming weeks.

A variety of international buyers will take part in listening sessions, speed meetings and networking sessions, creating invaluable opportunities for guests to make important connections and take home practical advice to help them achieve their business goals.

The Barbican Centre is a grade II listed building and cultural hub in the heart of London. AIM sync will take over the entire fourth floor including two auditoriums, six conference rooms, a board room and the Barbican Conservatory Terrace.

Tickets for this event are now available from The event is open to both AIM members and non-members.

Tickets are £120+VAT for AIM members, £160+VAT for Friends of AIM and £250+VAT for non-members. Lunch, refreshments and networking drinks are included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for members of affiliate organisations.

For those looking to learn the basics of securing a sync deal and how sync deals are structured ahead of this conference, AIM Academy is running a masterclass named 'How to Get Started in Sync' on 22st January. Tickets for this warm-up work shop are available from at £25+VAT for members and £65+VAT for non-members.

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